Yogi government sets Guinness: On the eve of Diwali, Utter Pradesh’s CM Shri Yogi Adityanathji set Guinness World record once again by lighting around 2 lakh diyas in the holy city of Ayodhya along the banks of river Saryu. This was the grand celebration of the Diwali festival in India.
Ayodhya, which is known in legends as the birthplace of Lord Rama. In Northan areas of India Diwali is celebrated on the auspicious occasion when Lord Ram returns to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.
On this year 2020, a huge Deeptosava celebration in Ayodhya was 3rd time organized by the Yogi Adityanath-led UP government. As per sources, the cost of the arrangements was more than Rs 130 crores.
To celebrate the Diwali festival UP state administration was planed 5-day long festival of lights. This arrangement was like a massive fair being held as a part of the celebration, which aimed to promote tourism.
A tableau procession of Lord Rama took place from Saket College to Ram Katha Park, in which many artists participated and performed different arts from various countries.
CM Yogi Adityanath said, previous heads of the state used to be scared of coming to the city but he has made visits at least 1.5 dozen times. He added that the government has planned Rs 226-crore worth of development projects for Ayodhya.
He also said while addressing the gatherings, that “We are trying to build the kind of Ayodhya that Lord Rama had envisioned,”.
“Administrative officials have taken stock of all the places where celebrations are to take place. On ‘Deeptosava’, more than 5.5 lakh earthen lamps will be lit in Ayodhya. This will be historic as it will involve huge public participation,” said R K Tiwari, chief secretary of the UP government.
UP Governor Anandiben Patel, CM Adityanath, Union Minister Pralhad Joshi are among key administrative figures who attended the ‘Deepotsav’ event. Ram Paidi and Ram Katha Park are few of the places where the lighting of Diyas took place.
In this way, Yogi government sets Guinness World Record by lighting 2 lakh diyas in Ayodhya.